The Toyota LandCruiser Prado – Australia’s biggest-selling massive SUV – has been given a swathe of charge cuts but picked up far more protection apparatus and some offroad-focused tweaks in addition.
Bidding to make the robust more potent, Toyota has additionally bumped the braked-trailer towing capability on all auto variations to 3000kg – positive to please gray nomads, horse running shoes and mine-site fleet consumers on the similar time – put a rear diff-lock at the GLX auto and VX grades, and ditched the V6 petrol engine altogether.
So, what’re the opposite guts of the adjustments?
Pricing has been diminished through $600 for the guide GX to $53,490 sooner than on-road prices, through $1200 at the big-volume GXL to $59,990, through $911 at the VX to $73,990 and through $1121 at the Kakadu, now $84,490 – nonetheless mid-range Land Rover Discovery HSE cash.
The Prado cuts aren’t as excessive because the $5000-plus discounts Toyota made to the less expensive, HiLux-based Fortuner just lately, however there’s obviously nonetheless a theme right here…
The best variant to head up is the automated GX in each five- and seven-seat guises, through $400, even though you get extra stuff as you’ll see in a sec.
Looks-wise, the MY18 Prado will get a brand new centre-sculpted bonnet that Toyota reckons complements downward visibility, new fenders that can assist you extra simply find the car extremities, and decrease corners of the bumpers that kick upwards to toughen off-road manoeuvrability.
There’s additionally a revised grille with vertical bars and cooling openings, new headlights (Bi-LED on GXL, VX and Kakadu) with the primary beams it appears situated inboard to keep away from injury from hindrances when off-road riding. There are new mild clusters on the rear too, and two new external colors known as Peacock Black and Dusty Bronze.
Safety options now usual on all LandCruiser Prado computerized fashions (a steep $3000 further over the GX and GXL manuals) are self sustaining emergency braking and pedestrian detection, lively cruise keep watch over, lane departure alert and auto high-beam. Want these things at the guide fashions? Tough good fortune.
Still, maximum of this tech was once as soon as the province of the range-toppers best.
Other new options come with:
- Satellite-navigation and Toyota Link app-ware at the GX
- LED headlights/DRLs at the GXL
- A 360-degree digital camera and terrain observe, blind-spot observe and rear cross-traffic alert, ventilated seats, and a groovy field at the VX
- A power mode make a selection serve as and the VX’s panoramic view observe at the Kakadu
Inside the cabin there’s a re-jigged sprint, tool binnacle and new switchgear. For instance there’s a flush-surface AC keep watch over panel that appears method slicker.
GX and GXL variants have gray cloth trim, whilst the VX and Kakadu are presented with black and beige leather-accented trim. A $3500 possibility pack for GXL provides leather-accented trim, ventilated and power-operated entrance seats, and heated entrance and second-row seats.
There’s no notable exchange to the two.Eight-litre turbo-diesel engine introduced in mid-2015. The 130kW (at 3400rpm) unit makes 450Nm from 1600rpm with the six-speed auto mated, or 420Nm from 1400rpm with the six-speed guide.
The earlier four.Zero-litre V6 petrol engine is being discontinued in Australia because of overwhelming shopper desire for the turbo-diesel engine (98.Eight according to cent of gross sales it appears).
The LandCruiser Prado is roofed through Toyota Service Advantage capped-price servicing at $240 a pop.
2018 Toyota LandCruiser Prado pricing (sooner than on-roads):
- GX guide – $53,490 (-$600)
- GXL guide – $59,990 (-$1200)
- VX auto – $73,990 (-$911)
- Kakadu auto – $84,490 (-$1121)
- Six-speed auto (GX, GXL): $3000
- Seven seats (GX auto): $2550
- Premium paint (all grades): $550
Keep an eye fixed out for our first 2018 Toyota Prado assessment quickly.
2018 Toyota LandCruiser Prado pricing and specs